A brilliant collaboration between a great storyteller and one of the best-loved of all illustrators brings us this wonderful book of twenty stories from all over England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It includes such old favourites as Tom Tit Tot and The Frog Prince, some seriously spooky ghost stories, and a whole range of tales of fairy magic and mystery.
The stories were first published in Kevin Crossley-Holland's British Folk Tales (Orchard), which Orion will reissue in its entirety as The Magic Lands in November.
Emma Chichester Clark is at her very best in the ravishing, tender and humorous pictures that appear on almost every page, and Kevin Crossley-Holland's retellings are spellbinding. There can be no better introduction than this lovely book to the wealth of folk and fairy tales of these islands.
Kevin Crossley-Holland won the Carnegie Medal for Storm. The first book in his ?Arthur? trilogy, The Seeing Stone, has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award and the Smarties Award. He is a poet, reteller of traditional tales, and anthologist. For some years he held a university post in Minnesota, and he now lives on the North Norfolk coast, where he spent much of his childhood. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Emma Chichester Clark Trained at the Royal College of Art. She is very well-known as the illustrator of many notable books for children, and has written some picture books of her own.